Preschool at LWSD
Three preschool students work on a project.

Overview of the preschool programs offered in LWSD

The LWSD preschool programs provide children and families with an enriching, play-based first-school experience. Families with a 3- and/or 4-year-old child living within the boundaries of Lake Washington School District are eligible for the preschool program. Your child must be three or four years old by August 31, 2024 and live within the Lake Washington School District boundaries. (Students who are 5 years old on or before August 31, 2024 must register for Kindergarten.)

Each classroom utilizes the Creative Curriculum as our primary instructional curriculum. The Creative Curriculum is a play-based curriculum embedded within discovery-based studies and activities that cover all developmental areas and pre-academic skills. In every classroom play is valued, encouraged and intentionally provided through the use of this curriculum. We know that providing meaningful opportunities for play is such a valuable instructional tool for kids at this age. Through play, kids learn how to think creatively, and problem solve, how to persist through challenges, how to make and follow rules as well as how to get along with others. It’s these ‘soft skills’ that we focus on with our students to help prepare them for kindergarten and beyond as they are foundational for supporting students’ ability to learn more rigorous academic content.

LWSD preschool program offerings

Inclusion preschool

Our inclusion preschool program offers a comprehensive early childhood learning experience in preparation for kindergarten. Classes include typically developing children from the community as well as students receiving special education.

Inclusion preschool info



Head Start preschool

Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive early childhood program offering services for the entire family and focuses on school readiness. Families whose income meets the federal poverty guidelines qualify for the Head Start preschool program. The program is designed for children ages 3 and 4, with priority for enrollment given to 4-year-olds. Verification of income must be received before a family can be considered for placement in Head Start. A Family Support Specialist works with families to obtain all needed income documentation.

Head Start Preschool info


Contact Us

Preschool Registration Questions?
Contact: Nichole Townsend
Preschool Registrar

Concerns about your child’s development or been referred for an evaluation?
Contact: Linda Pankow, Child Find Coordinator

For more information on the Head Start preschool program:
Contact: Sudipta Young
425-936-2812 x52847

Kim Brenner
Director of Early Learning

Old Redmond Schoolhouse
16600 NE 80th St.
Redmond, WA 98052